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Jun 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
in the america's cup. this is our world cup soccer match on the water. it is the most exciting thing to come to the bay area in many, many, many years. i am honored to be your master of ceremonies today. thank you. this is a great day for san francisco. it is a great day for the america's cup. in fact, it is a really great day for san francisco and the america's cup. i would like to introduce to you our speakers this morning. we have the chairman of the america's cup event authority. we have the ceo and regatta director of the america's cup race management. and we have our mayor, and when -- edwin m. lee. please, a round of applause for our special guest today. [applause] we also have representatives from the various teams, the competitors for the 34th america's cup. today, we will introduce you to each one of the teams. we will take a sneak peek into the preparations over the next few months. competitors will be preparing for the first america's cup world series in portugal, and this week, enabled us to get our first glimpses into the future. i'm sure you all saw the video yesterday, did yo
Jun 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
further ado, we would like to introduce you to the chairman of america's cup event authority. richard. [applause] >> thank you, liam. in just eight short weeks, we will all be in portugal launching the very first event in the inaugural america's cup world series. i must say, i think for all of us involved, it is very exciting for us to be moving from the planning and preparation stage to the delivery and competition stage. soon they talking can stop any action can begin. we already know from what we have just seen what kind of action that can be. to you all, welcome, everybody. we would like to thank you for joining us as we welcome the team's officially to san francisco, the gorgeous host city of the 34th america's cup. it is great to be standing here today with an outstanding field of competitors from eight countries around the globe here at the sight of what will be the most accessible, the most extreme of america's cup there has ever been. and in every sense of the word, the america's cup is reinventing itself from our fast and dangerous new boats to our break through sporting tec
Jun 21, 2011 8:30pm PDT
former america's propecup skipper louio is representing louis vuitton. we appreciate you being here. [applause] we know that you spent a lot of time on an airplane to be here today. i also want to talk about the america's cup world series, the professional circuit that will bring all of the teams and america's cups to port cities around the globe. the america's cup world series will be a tremendous need of an promotional vehicle to the america's cup final, here in san francisco. the world series will kick off in portugal in just eight weeks, then it moves to plymouth in the u.k. in september. i can also announced today we have the dates confirmed for the san diego regatta, the third stop in the world series. that will take place from the 12th to the 20th of november. you will be happy to hear it will be over before thanksgiving. we are looking forward to an exciting c eight -- season of sailing the ac 45's and then for two more seasons in the america's cup events. there is also a bidding process under way. we know five of the six cities that they will be stumping on. we will be dete
Jun 22, 2011 12:00am EDT
quote . not in it for the balloons. the world needs new. america needs fresh. the past didn't work. we don't need that. put the lights on. i was going to -- okay. i could do more but that's really super embarrassing. all right. sorry. do you remember when conan o'brien, william shatner jazz interpret sarah palin's quitting speech, do you remember when he did that?
Jun 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
their plan for america's job creators last week. we are serious about growing this economy. we are serious about free instilling some optimism on the part of small businesses and middle-class in this country. this president continues to give speeches as if he is there for the middle-class and the small businesses, but somehow, the rhetoric falls short because the actions have seemed to hinder job growth an entrepreneurial activity. we want to continue to push forward in this area and welcome the president finally to join us so that we get america back to work. >> you heard from the speaker and a leader on the facts that are out there. when you look at the jobs report, you sit back and wonder why. you saw a keynesian view of the economy. not only did the voters disagree with it, now the numbers disagree with it. today it takes the average unemployed 39.7 weeks to find a job. you have been 28 weeks with unemployment. you wonder why it has been more than 750 days and the democrats have not passed a budget. why would you wait without a long-term plan? this is a time for harry reid.
Jun 9, 2011 3:00am EDT
, keeping america great, what would it take to turn this country's economy around? i'll ask a man who really knows. >> america is going to come back. >> jack welsh ran one of the world's biggest corporations. what would he do to get america winning again? what do you think of president obama's attempts to stem the financial crisis? >> there are too many people out there who are still out of work without a job that allows hem to save a little money or create the life they want for their families. that's unacceptable to me. it's unacceptable to all of you. >> jack welch, one of america's most successful ever bosses, gives us his secrets for the success in business. >> i hired great people. >> who would he hire to run the country? what does he think of the republican field? what's his advice for politicians who fall from grace? jack welch live for the hour. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening. i'll bring in jack welch in a moment. first, some breaking news on the weiner-gate scandal. in their words, quote, to preserve his own dignity. we've also learned weiner called former president b
Jun 27, 2011 2:30pm PDT
>> this is "bbc world news" america. funding for this presentation has is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. human zone foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news" america. >> this is "bbc world news" america. reporting from washington. wanted for crimes against humanity, muammar gaddafi faces an international arrest warrant. after 100 days of nato airstrikes is victory any closer? shrouded in secrecy, two weeks after an operation in cuba, venezuelan president hugo chavez remains out of sight. and the changing face of california. as the economy recovers to recover, some aren't ready to give up on the american dream just yet. >> every 20 or 30 years it gets into a slump and the world is going to fall apart and we get paranoid and pessimistic. this is the beauty of america. >> welcome to our views offer pbs in america and also around the globe. the pressure against libya's leader muammar gaddafi intensifie
Jun 12, 2011 12:00am PDT
. thanks again. >>> tonight, keeping america great. what would it take to turn this country's economy around? i'll ask a man who really knows. >> america is coming back. >> jack welch runs one of the biggest corporations. what would he do to get america winning again? what does he think of president obama's attempts to stem the financial crisis? >> there are too many people still out of work, without a job that allows them to save a little money or create a life they want for their families. that's unacceptable to me and to you. >> jack welch, one of america's most successful bosses gives us his secrets to success in business. >> i hired great people. i was never the smartest guy in the room. >> who would he hire to run the country? what does he think of the republican field? and what's his advice for politicians who fall from grace? this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. i can't think of a better person to ask about the economy, the financial crisis and about america plc. to many people for decades you person identified america, plc. what state do you think the economy is
Jun 21, 2011 10:00am PDT
for what they -- are functioning as they were designed to be. for many traditional america's cup people, there was doubt whether these boats would put a little ahead of them. they are providing exactly what we needed. so often go to portugal. there are 50 boats on route to portugal. 136 containers. there are tents, people, juries, 100 television people. the america's cup world series is a big event. for us to assemble all of this and liz bonn, -- lisbon, starting the world series, major planning and logistical. we will pick up all of that equipment in portugal and transport it and reset it in plymouth some 30 days later. in the world series, today, we have the team that will be participating. the boats are and progress of being assembled, tested. more than just the five people on the boat. each boat will carry up to 25 people as part of their team to participate. of course, this is all about the america's cup coming here in 2013. the america's cup world series provides not only the background for the teams to practice, learn how to sail catamarans, wind sails, what with their sponsors t
Jun 9, 2011 6:00pm PDT
could please call item one. >>item 1, hearing to receive regular status reports on the america's cup. supervisor campos: this is something i introduced with supervisor mirkarimi. we want to make sure that we provide the necessary oversight in the implementation of this -- of the various agreements that are implemented, and more specifically to make sure that all of the interests of the city and county of san francisco are protected come into the extent that there are certain obligations that those are met not only on the city part, but on the part of the cities involved. we have been joined by committee vice chair supervisor farrell. with that, i will turn it over to stop. >> good morning. mike martin and office of economic and work force development. i am pleased to come before you today to update you on the progress towards achieving the ambitious but exciting projects outlined in the host and the new agreement for the 34 america's cup event. -- and the venue agreement for the 34th america's cup event. i have documents describing the even-related obligations. broadly speaking, thes
Jun 16, 2011 9:30pm PDT
of the interview process is the america's cup. it was something being negotiated concurrent with many of the interviews. it was not a direct topic area that was discussed in most of the interviews because it did not become a reality until the end of the interview process. but as a result of the cruise terminal project and the america's cup, we now have three proposed amendments to the special area plan that i would like to go over at a high level and see if the commission or public has comments. so, you are not going to be able to see this very well, but at pier 27, the area between pier 19 and copier 27 is an old bird -- pier 19 and copier 27 is an open water plaza. the plaza is supposed to overlook the open water basin. the burgeoning activity in the open water basin would significantly impact the character of the water basin. our planned amendment proposal would be to shift the base into the area between pier 29 and 31. also the area off of pier 23 in the half. it is a shallow area between pier 43 and pier 45 that has a great views of the bay and is adjacent to the park. the americ
Jun 5, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of a beach ball, called sputnik. it weighed about 200 pounds and under two hours. america was shocked to find itself behind in the space race and began to put energy, effort and billions of dollars into science, innovation. less than 12 years after sputnik, americans landed on the moon. >> that's one small step for man. one giant leap for mankind. >> thank you. >> now, a decade into the 21st century, listen to president obama in his last state of the union speech. >> this is our generation's sputnik moment. we need to outinnovate, outeducate and outbuild the rest of the world. >> the soviet union is gone, but other nations have taken its place, challenging our long-standing supremacy as the world's leading innovator. so, how well are we meeting thap challenge? well, in a recent ranking of 40 countries' efforts to foster innovation over the past decade, guess where the united states ranked? dead last. this year china is projected to outpace us in the number of patents it files. that's the first time any other country has overtaken the united states. >> the first step in winning the future is e
Jun 11, 2011 8:00pm EDT
politics, and that is what changes america. it's not politics. i used to make this point when i was in office. politicians, i'm hard pressed as a significant political movement in this nation that has been led by a like the officials. every significant social change has begun with a grass-roots politics and only leader in the game was embraced body elected officials. so get out there and to the grassroots politics. thank you so much. it's been a pleasure to be here. >>> eliot spitzer is the host of cnn's in the arena. for more information, visit >>> we asked what are you reading this summer. here's what you had to say. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> send a tweet using hashtag summer reading. you can also e-mail >>> up next on book tv, andrea will explains the founding fathers interest in the bosnian agriculture from washington's official in oversight of its mount vernon estate to jefferson and adams study of agriculture and madison's understanding of conservation. she speaks of the home of 18th-century botanist john bartram whose garden was visited b
Jun 9, 2011 9:30pm PDT
the bay and is adjacent to the park. the america's cup also proposes to remove the entirety of the pier 27 shed and a portion of the 29 shed that intersects with 27. that removal is a greater level of removal than the proposed pier 23 removal by and the special area planned. we would propose that that removal would be a trade-off for pier 23, allowing us to keep that historic resources. it will allow us to keep the potential to acre plaza at the end appeared 27 and 29 that needs to be used for cruise ship provisioning when there are cruise ships in place, but it could serve as important public access when it is not in use for crews purposes. without getting too lost in the details, we see a need to plan additional public access improvements. possibly on the west side of the embarcadero. we are also looking at additional removal options. possibly phased removal of the non-historic connector shed. it is called pier 19 and 1/2 and it would provide great views of the bay. that is the port staff initial proposal on the public benefits in vision that the site. we have a ways to go
Jun 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
not somebody do something? i have more confidence in america's energy and character. i totally believe it is time to reconnect with the greatest attributes of our nation, to regain that resilience spirit and recapture that love of freedom, remembering is true price. it does not matter what your zip code is or where you're from. we're all facing the same challenges in america. i stand before you today, a disciplined conservative texan, is committed republican and a proud american, united with you in the desire to restore our nation and revive the american dream. [applause] >> i truly believe -- i believe with all my heart that our shared conservative values, that our belief in the individual is the great hope to learn nation. i say that with confidence because i have seen what we have done in texas of the last 10 years. i credit our conservative leadership in that state for unmatched job creation, including a 47.8% of all jobs created in america in the last two years. i have to brag a little bit on a texas conservative values just a bit. we are the number one exporting state in the nati
Jun 2, 2011 9:30pm PDT
to get to the right formula. i would like to move on to the america's cup special area planned proposal. the area on the screen is the area between pier 14 and 22 and a half. it is the open water basin in the area planned. but the new agreement requires that the port provide this space for the purposes of large spectator vessels during the races. in to permit dredging in this area. it would need to be to a debt of about 12 feet. promising that long-term in that location from the event authority. the proposal for this special area plan would be related only to the special use of this location for the race. it would permit these large spectator wrote vessels in the park with docs installed on a temporary basis, moved after the race. i have to say to the commission that the feedback we have gotten on this proposal has not been great. the lincoln park area provides extraordinary views of the day. members of the public are going to want to see the day, even if they are not interested in the america's cup. we have a ways to go in terms of convincing the staff and the commission about the meri
Jun 19, 2011 6:40am EDT
price. we are facing the same challenges america. i stand before for you today discipline conservative texan, a committed republican and a proud american, united with you and the desire to restore our nation and revive the american dream. [applause] i truly believe with all my heart that are shared conservative values, our belief in individual is the great hope of our nation. i say that with confidence because i have seen what we have done in texas over the last 10 years i credit are conservative leadership in that state for unmatched job creation including a 47.8% of all jobs created in america in the last two years. [applause] yeah, i got a bragg a little bit on texas conservative values. we're the number 1 exporting state in the nation. we have a balanced budgetto boot. [applause] let me tell you -- that is what happens when conservative leadership that is willing to take a beating from the liberal left and their friends in. the media we happen to be a bunch of happy warriors working together and sticking to our guns and those conservative values. [applause] i have dist
May 31, 2011 8:00pm EDT
to elaborate on my comments. the board itself is just unbelievable. but let's face it right now, in america, physicians are closing their doors. physicians are dropping patients with medicare because they simply cannot afford to do business any longer. all of these things that we're facing right now, we talked about the s.g.r., we talked about how physicians are being paid. there is so much uncertainty in the health care world because, directly because of obamacare. hospitals are scrambling to find out and figure out and crunch the numbers on how they're going to be able to continue to provide care throughout the years moving forward. we must follow through on this legislation because it is going to affect every american. it doesn't matter how old you are. this is just a start. this is just a foot in the door. a board like this is dangerous beyond all imagination, and i applaud you, dr. roe, for all the work you have done because this is the right step to take, and i thank you. mr. roe: before you leave, and i thank you for yielding back, let me point out a couple of things that concern me
Jun 26, 2011 3:00am PDT
of the america's cup. this week, from 1:00 until 3:30, june 13 through june 17, is the running of america's cup 45, and they're testing out the courses. i think they have some fine- tuning, after yesterday's capsizing, as well as race management technology, all under the purview of john, who is the course designer for the america's cup management group, formally doing the same job for the st. francis yacht club. they're doing places all over the bay. -- there are viewing places all over the bay. the most scenic would be from golden gate bridge to pier 39, or the 1850 replica of the america's cup yacht race. or the 2003 challenger usa 76. those vessels are also out there, and hopefully everybody will get to see them. they're said to go about 30 knots, which is quite quick. very exciting. next is the development commission will be meeting on july 7. this is imported the port of san francisco is our joint application with the america's cup event authority with a commission to consider, the special area plan amendment to allow open activity in the water basin for the america's cup on the 34 -- for
Jun 7, 2011 1:00am PDT
with possible action on the amendment itself in the early 2012. the america's cup related amendment proposals have not done in the brief description of this form yet. we expect that that what happened in june. again, commission action in early 2012. we think that there is an intervening step, particularly for the cruise terminal [no audio] over the course of the fall. we need to consult more with bcdc and the stakeholders themselves. we are not sure that the workshop setting is the right way to approach this, but we hope to use the time between now and over the course of the summer to build more consensus about the actual form of the final amendment. so, that is my presentation. i will open it up to the commission for an questions. >> thank you. is there any public comment on this item? commissioners? comments? questions? >> one question in terms of the floating docks. is there any reason it could not be located along pier 1 as opposed to horizontal leave bursas vertically? blacks are you talking about the area that should go between 14th and 22 m behalf? that structure is pier 14, the public
Jun 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
>> this is "bbc world news america." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." fatal friday as protesters in syria rally against the government. more people are killed, but nothing seems to stop this crackdown. in libya, rebel leaders say they are in touch with the opposition in tripoli. can this underground network make a difference? and coming down the tracks, 150 years ago, america's transcontinental railroad was built by a chinese labor. now, china is firmly in the driver's seat. >> who is designing, building, and paying for more high-speed, high-tech rail links that and at the moment? the chinese. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also run the globe. it is in friday and in many places around the world, that means time to rest at the end of a long week. in syria, though, it
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